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Lake County, Ohio - Commissioners



Commissioner Vice President
Ron Young
  Commissioner President 
John R. Hamercheck
Jerry C. Cirino

Updated May 28, 2020 - Lake County Building Public Visitors Guidelines


Commissioner Meetings Accessible Online


The Board of County Commissioner meetings will be accessible to the public via the YouTube channel Board will continue to monitor state and federal public health guidance while evaluating the timing to reopen the meetings to the general public.


The Board of Lake County Commissioners has both quasi-legislative and quasi-administrative powers and through resolutions adopted during their regular weekly meeting, sets the administrative policy for county government. While the Commissioners have no power to initiate legislation, they do exercise powers granted to them by the Ohio General Assembly through state law.


The Commissioners are responsible for the appropriations of the county tax revenues through the adoption of the annual county budget. The County operates on a January 1 through December 31 fiscal year and must adopt the final budget no later than April 1 of each year. The budget includes appropriations for the numerous county offices, including those offices headed by other elected officials. The Commissioners have the power to levy taxes and to approve the placement of tax levies and bond issues on the ballot for consideration by county voters. The Commissioners also administer all federal grant monies.

The Commissioners hold title to all county owned property and are responsible for the upkeep. By law, they must provide office space for all county offices. They must build the facilities necessary to house various offices such as the Courtrooms, the Jail, Engineer's facilities and parking. The Commissioners award all contracts for purchase and construction projects.   


2020 General Fund Budget

2020 Outside the General Fund Budget


Beginning, Friday, September 20, 2019, the Lake County Commissioner's Office has moved to the new Administration Center located adjacent to the Painesville United Methodist Church. The address is 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Suite 513, Painesville, Ohio  44077. For more information please call 440-350-2745.

Boards & Commissions Expiring in 2020

2020 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed
  • First day of January (Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
  • Third Monday in January (January 20), Martin Luther King Day
  • Third Monday in February (February 17), Presidents Day
  • Last Monday in May (May 25), Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July (Friday, July 3), Independence Day observed
  • First Monday in September (September 7), Labor Day
  • Second Monday in October (October 12), Columbus Day
  • Eleventh day of November (Wednesday, November 11), Veterans' Day 
  • Fourth Thursday in November (November 26), Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 27)
  • Twenty-fifth day of December (Friday, December 25) , Christmas Day

Commissioners Meeting Videos

May 28, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

May 21, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

May 14, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

May 7, 2020 - Commissioners Meeting

April 30, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 23, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 16, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 9, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 2, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

March 24, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 


    Lake County received a favorable opinion from the Auditor of State Dave Yost’s Office continuing a record of strong performance in financial management and reporting for the County.

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners received an “unmodified opinion” from the State Auditor following its annual audit of government financial conditions for 2015, the highest rating awarded to a governmental entity.  The report is a testament to the County’s management of operations, practices and fiscal accountability. 

    For more information, contact the Lake County Board of Commissioners at 440.350.2748 or click here to see the news release it its entirety. 

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    Be a part of the new approach to fair housing planning.  You are the key to opening doors of opportunity. Community participation is essential in the preparation of a complete Assessment of Fair Housing. A public meeting will be held on September 22, 2016 at the Holden University Center of Lake Community College, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please call 440-392-0147 if you will be attending or email [email protected]. The inclusion of local knowledge and perspectives is essential to the AFH so please provide your input by answering this anonymous survey that can be found here. To view the entire press release please click here

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    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test tomorrow, July 13th, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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     We have been notified by the Telecommunications Department that the “350” prefix ( ie: 350-2979) is currently down and being worked on.

    The “918” (ie: 918-2979) prefix is in working order and can be used the same as the 350. We are working to remedy this issue as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring June 2016 Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in Lake County, Ohio. Ms. Megan Lundblad and Ms. Seana Dailey from the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter were in attendance to accept the resolution. Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia are the 6th leading cause of death in the country and it cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed down. This is an effort to increase awareness, address this epidemic and support and honor the family members and caregivers struggling with the disease every day.

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    During the June 23, 2016 Commissioners Meeting, the Lake County Utilities Department was congratulated on receiving the Director's Phase 3 Award from the "Partnership for Safe Water" for both water treatment plants.

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    During the June 16, 2016 Commissioners Meeting, Judge Colleen Falkowski and handler Magistrate Marie Umholtz introduced 2-year old yellow lab Atticus to the public. Judge Falkowski thanked the Commissioners for their support of the service dog. Atticus will be utilized in all the Common Pleas courts as necessary to help calm people down who are going through stressful situations.